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Pakistan to make tent pegging world record

Tulamba, (Punjab), Pakistan, March 26, 2019: Pakistani tent pegging players announced to make world’s first Tent Pegging record on Wednesday in Tulamba.

For the first time worldwide, some 100 tent pegging players will play this game and try to pick some 50 pegs (wooden block) in just two minutes.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday in Tulambah on Tuesday, Sahibzada Sultan Muhammad Ali head of Muhammdia Haidaria Sultania Awan Club Jhang, informed that this record will be make on the second day of the annual tent pegging competition being organised by his club from March 26-27 in Tulambah, Khanewal.

He informed that as per their research there is not a single world record relate to tent pegging game, however for the first time in the history worldwide, Pakistani players will try to make a world record to promote this game on international as well as on domestic front.

He said that arrangements for the world record have been finalised and in the first half of second day (Wednesday) of the event, players will attempt to make the world record of tent pegging.

He informed that at a time some 8-player will run in a row and overall some 13 rows of players will be run in two minutes to make the record.

Replying a question, he said that there are two ways to officially recognise the world record. One is to invite the officials of Guinness Book of World Record to witness their self the event and second is to make the record and send the original/ unedited videos to the management of Guinness Book of World Record to officially register the record.

He said that two international players of Muhammdia Haidaria Sultania Awan Club Jhang namely Sahibzada Bahadur Aziz and Sultan Safadr will lead the world record attempt.

He hoped that Muhammdia Haidaria Sultania Awan Club Jhang and players of other clubs will make this world record.

Sultan Muhammad Ali said that tent pegging tournament is being held for the last 20 years in the Jahang Punjab, but this world record will also help to promote this game in other parts of the country.

All international standards will be followed in the world record, he added.

He also hoped that Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also a sportsman, will support the tent pegging to win the international awards.

Late year, Pakistan, after a drought of ten years, has qualified for Tent-pegging World Cup 2018 scheduled to be held in Russia.

Pakistan’s Tent-pegging team won two gold and two silver medals in the Qualifiers, which were held in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia.

It may be mentioned here that tent pegging is a game in which riders mounted on horseback and armed with lances to pick a tiny wooden blocks laying on the ground.

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